Monkeypox: More than 1,000 cases reported to WHO

Twenty-nine countries have detected infections



A man is vaccinated against monkeypox in Canada. (Reuters)
A man is vaccinated against monkeypox in Canada. (Reuters)

By Reuters

Published: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 5:38 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jun 2022, 10:25 PM

There have been more than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported to the World Health Organization in the current outbreak outside the countries in Africa where it more commonly spreads.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the risk of monkeypox becoming established in these non-endemic countries was real, but preventable.

Twenty-nine countries have reported cases in the current outbreak, which began in May.

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